Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE[4]: Really?
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 18:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Really?"
TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

What part of Core2Duo CPU isn't sinking in?

?? 'Sinking in'?
This isn't a real-time conversation. You're wording things as though you're replying to each sentence and expecting the next one to be in response to the last one you made.


I think you're putting energy where it doesn't need to be put with the way you're using your computers.

I have a netbook, and I'd rather save my battery power/time and compile on a machine that's on wall power/has the most powerful processor for that arch which I own. SSH is my friend.

It takes minutes to re-compile StumpWM on my Atom 270, and would still take minutes on a modern Atom. C2D would help things, but battery life _would_ be reduced, or weight would be increased.

The only thing that I see here which has anything that contradicts anything I've said is the point about hooking up to someone else's TV.

All your gripes have adready been solved by the Lenovo X100e, though the battery life isn't amazing. You will however get good free drivers for X.
I plan on replacing my Wind U100n with one once it dies (took a trip to Japan this summer, and Japanese AC power is generally ungrounded and isn't always the most consistent thing... It's had problems with reporting the charge correctly since)

Edited 2010-10-21 18:33 UTC

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RE[5]: Really?
by phoenix on Thu 21st Oct 2010 18:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Really?"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

My responses have been about your "what good is a netbook since the CPU is so horrible" post, where you completely missed that the MBA has a Core2Duo CPU. And then you went off an a rant about how you can't do anything remotely CPU-centric on a netbook, completely ignoring the fact that the MBA has a Core2Duo CPU.

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RE[6]: Really?
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 18:37 in reply to "RE[5]: Really?"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

...No.
You didn't actually read the points I was making.
If you're buying a netbook, it's not going to be the most powerful system you own, if you're smart.

The only point you've made is that using something very portable for watching HD video on an external monitor has its place.

The rest is better solved by using another computer.

Just because you _can_ do something doesn't make it a good idea.


The CPU isn't the only factor in most of these issues.
A battery at all, and the fact that using the CPU to its maximum will greatly reduce the life of said battery.
Small screen.

Total CPU power doesn't change those.
Those make using a netbook for most things that _ALSO_ use alot of CPU power silly.

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